THE WDF MISSION STATEMENT:
“Feed a Man a Fish and You Feed Him for a Day! Teach a Man to Fish and You Feed Him for Life!”
The William & Daniel Foundation (WDF) is a 501(c) 3 Non-profit based in Chatsworth, LA County, CA. The Founders and Board members of the WDF are a diverse group of highly service-minded professionals with diverse business and professional backgrounds. Majority of the Board Members are based in Los Angeles CA and some in India. The founders and a few of them are also senior Rotarians that belong to RI (Rotary International) Dist.5280 (Los Angeles CA) and Dist. 3230 (Chennai, India).These like-minded, dedicated and extremely motivated individuals have been serving Deserving, Under-privileged and Needy Communities locally and Internationally for over 2 decades.
The WDF’s community outreach programs and youth initiatives are designed to help and provide the very basic needs of an individual – Food, Water, Clothing, Shelter, Health & Education. The WDF strongly believes that when these basic needs are met, individuals can lead normal, common lives like any other citizen of whichever country they belong to. The founders being IT Professionals, a very strong emphasis is placed on educating children in the science of computers and information technology which lead to well-paying jobs in a high-growth segment, anywhere in the world.
Target Audiences currently being serviced by the WDF are located here in the WSFV (West San Fernando Valley) in LA County and in Madras (Chennai) in the Southern part of India. This apart, the WDF is also involved actively in a variety of collaborative community-based service efforts with Non-profits in Los Angeles and other Non-profits that service diverse communities in Africa, Mexico, India & Nepal.
The WDF Specializes in 2 major avenues of service: Community & Vocational.
TARGET AUDIENCES BENEFITED:
- Residents of Group Homes & Safe Houses
- Residents of Battered Women’s Homes & Women’s Rehabs
- US War Veterans / Parolees
- Jobless Youth / School Drop-outs
PROGRAMS - LOCAL
- CLP 101 - COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM 101
- MLP - MUSIC LITERACY PROGRAM
- HEALTHCARE & MEDICAL CAREERS PROGRAM
PROGRAMS - INTERNATIONAL
- ORPHANAGE DEVELOPMENT (GIRLS & BOYS) - INDIA
- EDUCATION COUNSELING - INDIA / NEPAL
- ELP - ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS - INDIA
- CLP - COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAMS - INDIA
- WATER STORAGE TANKS / TOILETS - UGANDA / NEPAL / INDIA
- HEALTH CLINICS IN UGANDA / INDIA / NEPAL
- BARE-BONES HOUSING - MEXICO
- USED CLOTHES/ FOOTWEAR / BOOKS - UGANDA / INDIA / NEPAL